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The Guardian Trump links border wall plan to Israel’s ‘successful’ barrier: Donald Trump attempted to draw parallels between Israel’s separation barrier and his much-touted border wall pledge on Sunday after both presidential nominees met the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. In Trump’s hour-long meeting with Netanyahu at his Trump Tower penthouse, the two reportedly discussed “at length Israel’s successful experience with a

Daily Nation Raila: IEBC bosses must quit in a week: Attorney-General Githu Muigai yesterday said the government will from this week start formal negotiations with electoral commissioners to mutually agree on their send-off package. Tension has been rising over missed deadlines in the quest to name a new team to run next year’s General Election. Yesterday ODM and Cord leader

Premature births leading cause of death for minors An estimated 193,000 children in Kenya are born prematurely every year, Health Principal Secretary Dr Nicholas Muraguri has revealed. The PS said that preterm birth complications were the leading cause of death among children under-five years of age and contributed close to one million deaths in the world in 2015. Speaking during

Justice David Maraga with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Wednesday when he handed over a report of the tribunal appointed to investigate the conduct of High Court Judge Justice Joseph Mutava to Mr Kenyatta. The nomination of Court of Appeal Judge Justice David Maraga to succeed retired Chief Justice Willy Mutunga continues to receive widespread support with MPs

On the eve of retired Chief Justice Willy Mutunga’s departure from office he told Capital FM News that a big part of the reason he chose ‘early retirement’ was the 2017 General Election. “If I retire in June next year which is when I attain the retirement age of 70, we’ll only have about five weeks to select my replacement

An estimated 193,000 children in Kenya are born prematurely every year, Health Principal Secretary Dr Nicholas Muraguri has revealed. The PS said that preterm birth complications were the leading cause of death among children under-five years of age and contributed close to one million deaths in the world in 2015. Speaking during the official opening of a three-day Pre-term Birth

Nigeria’s president has called for the UN to mediate with militant Islamist group Boko Haram to secure the release of schoolgirls it is holding captive. Muhammadu Buhari said he was prepared to swap militants who are in custody for the girls. The more than 200 girls were seized during a raid on a school in the north-eastern town of Chibok

South Korea has elite troops on standby ready to assassinate Kim Jong Un if the country feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons, the country’s defense minister has revealed. Asked in parliament on Wednesday if there was a special forces unit already assembled that could eliminate North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, Han Min-koo said: “Yes, we do have such

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir  seen during the ‘Family photograph’ taken at the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015. A South African court has granted an interim order to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir  from leaving South Africa until it hears an application calling for his arrest. The International Criminal Court  issued an arrest warrant  accusing Bashir

Electrocuted Kenya Power technician dies, another hospitalised Two Kenya Power employees were electrocuted in Kisumu Thursday night while replacing a transformer. Police said one of them died while the other is hospitalised after suffering serious injuries. According to police, the technicians had switched off power to work on the transformer but it reconnected before they could complete the task. The